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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Playa Grande reviews

  • Quiet and convenient location

    "This spacious home with an in ground pool was perfect for our week-long stay in Costa Rica. There were only two of us, so we kept to the first floor. The kitchen is well-appointed, and the open floor plan made it convenient for talking while preparing meals. The bed was comfortable, which is rare in a rental. The home was clean, and the cleaning people came in twice during our stay. It's a short walk to the beach, where there's miles of walking, great shell collecting, and access to the water taxis to Tamarindo (in case you want to remind yourself why you booked in Playa Grande, which is the polar opposite in terms of crowding than Tamarindo). This is a popular surfing beach, but with so much room, I had no problems swimming in the surf. People spread out nicely. Going to the beach at sunset is a treat. It's the busiest time of the day, where most residents make the short walk to witness the end of the day. If you plan to walk after dark, bring a light so you can find your way back to the access path. We didn't one night, and fortunately found a home with the lights on so we could pass through and find our rental. Being on the beach in the darkness was a sky-gazing treat. There's a small convenience store around the corner, and a couple of restaurants you can walk to. In spite of this, the neighborhood is very quiet. The road in is fairly rough, but easily navigable with a rental car. We opted for all wheel drive, and weren't disappointed. As bird watchers, we were amazed at the diversity in the neighborhood. We had 9 lifers before we finished our coffee the first morning. The Super Mega market has signs all over the place, but they are out of business. The nearest supermarket is in Tamarindo, which is about a 15 minute drive. I'd recommend the 1820 coffee, it was better than anything you'll get at home, and very inexpensive. Plan on buying drinking water, since the homes in this area of Costa Rica use holding tanks. We did drink the tap water without impact, but it has a bit of a stale taste. The property manager was attentive and responsive. The coffee pot died on our first day, and they had a replacement there within an hour of our informing them. The directions to find the house are difficult to follow. Road signs in Costa Rica are scarce and often inaccurate. We ended up using Waze on our iPhone to get around. The internet connection was slow, and didn't travel far. This may be the router, or the connection."
    Guest: Rachel A. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 13, 2016
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  • True Costa Rica beach living

    "Nice villa on a beautiful property. The host was very helpful and friendly. You can walk on back roads or paths to the beach, surf shops and restaurants. During the off season, Playa Grande is a sleepy surf town with a beautiful, remote beach. There are some bugs and no air conditioning, but that's Costa Rica life for you!"
    Guest: Rachel S. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 4, 2016
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  • A Perfect Months Vacation!

    "My husband and I and our 4 young children just returned from a month in this beautiful condo and are already missing it! The condo makes excellent use of space and accommodated our family so well- everyone had plenty of space and we felt so comfortable. The beds and linens were really great and my husband is very picky with that kind of thing. Comfy couches, great kitchen (could use a few larger pots and pans), good water to drink, ice maker, blender, coffee maker, washer and dryer worked great (should have brought 1/2 the amount of clothes, only wore bathing suits!), and plenty of towels and beach towels. A/c worked great and was quiet too. Overall, a really comfortable and well equipped house that we hope to come back to next year. The only problem we had was that their was a strong mildew smell upon arrival but I'm guessing the house was closed up before we arrived maybe. We put some baking soda in bowls throughout the house and picked up a few candles and soon it was just fine. Very short walk to 2 of the most beautiful beaches in Guanacaste. You need a car and we were happy to have one bc this location is super easy to hit a ton of cool places- we went all over but loved grande the best. We cooked a bunch of meals in (thanks to the new Wilmart grocery store) but loved Seven bbque night, Huerto pizza, Ripjack Inn and popping over to tamarindo for a fun meal out too. Owner, Bob, was great to deal with and so was the property management group. Don't hesitate to stay here- it was perfect! Counting down the days until we can come back."
    Guest: Kelly H. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 4, 2017
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  • Great property for location and amenities.

    "The is the second house we have rented in the Playa Grande area. We found the location great in that we could walk to some of the local restaurants and not have to get in the car all the time. It's about a 5 minute easy walk to the beach. The house itself was great. It was clean, had good beds, a nice big kitchen, and comfortable sitting areas. The outside front porch was wonderful for sitting outside in the shade and the pool area also had shade if you needed it. Security system was good and we liked having the safe inside as well as the gated entrance and lock system. The only problem we had was internet instability which they had service come out to address while we were there. Property manager was very helpful, responsive and friendly. I would recommend this property!"
    Guest: karen b. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 25, 2017
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